Applications for our 2025 graduate intake is now open Auckland

Johnstaff is seeking final year students within Building & Construction, Project Management, Civil Engineering & Architecture who are wanting to kickstart their career within the industry. 

Our Project Management Graduate program runs for 12 months in an office-based Project role. This means that our graduates gain hands-on, client-side experience on a wide variety of projects and initiatives. 

The program is designed so that graduates get real exposure to the client-side across multiple industries - including Health, Education, Research, Aged Care, Justice, Transport, Commercial, Retail and Pharmaceutical sectors.

This includes learning how to: 

  • deliver the best investment outcomes for clients
  • deliver the best value outcomes - whether that's savings, efficiencies, speed of completion or social benefits
  • identify and solve business problems
  • minimise risk, and
  • make sure that the systems and infrastructure we design work when they're used.

The program includes structured learning outcomes focused on:

  • Project administration including the facilitation, reporting and analysis of projects
  • Cost management and processes involved in controlling project costs
  • Project procurement consultant engagement, and
  • Project programming and status reporting.

In support of the program, all graduates will have a dedicated buddy, and work within a team-orientated culture and supportive environment. Importantly, we offer our graduates permanent positions from day one.

How to apply

  • Applications open 1 February 2024 and are to be submitted via the portal below. A CV, Cover Letter and Academic Transcript is required.
  • Applications close on 30 August 2024
  • Short-listing of candidates and phone interviews will occur, in which we'll talk about your career goals and skills
  • In-person interviews (where possible), to talk about your aspirations and what we offer in more detail
  • Reference checks, and
  • Offers to successful candidates are made during this process.

Positions may be filled prior to closing date, therefore we encourage you to apply early. For more information or if you have any further questions, please email